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** Quintessential Crockett & Jones Thread ** (reviews, quality, etc...)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by david3558, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. California Dreamer

    California Dreamer Senior member

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    A few month back I found a decrepit pair of C&J Chepstows in a thrift shop. I sent them off to C&J for refurbishment. They came back today and I am very pleased. Before and after pics are up on my Tumblr (link is in my sig).
     
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  2. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Senior member

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    Beautiful colors
     
  3. Tamyom

    Tamyom Active Member

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    Hi.Thank you very much for all the praise on my boots shown a few pages back. To answer one of the questions raised, I am not the first owner and I confirm they have not been kept safely inside a closet during all these years. Although they were pampered just before I took the photos, they have been on the field and used as the rugged country boots they're expected to be. For the sake of science, and also to satisfy the curiosity of C&J aficionados, I just took some pictures side by side with my pair of Coniston. There are some explicit differences, one of them being the thickness of the leather on the uppers. The leather on the 70 year old boots is twice as thick as the leather of the Conistons. It seems also thicker and rougher than a pair of vintage Lotus veldtschoen boots I bought recently even though they are made of grain calf leather and not Zug grain. Enjoy.



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    Half bellows tongue:

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    Notice the "finesse" of the sole stitching compared to the Coniston, and the more rounded toe of course:

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  4. budapest12

    budapest12 Senior member

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    Just awesome. Really just incredible.
     
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  5. PCK1

    PCK1 Senior member

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    Yeah those things are badass...its a shame that they dont make them like they used to
     
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  6. Shoeproject

    Shoeproject Well-Known Member

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    Fantastic, I would love to get my hands on a pair of those
     
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  7. Shoeproject

    Shoeproject Well-Known Member

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    Just looked at the pics. Amazing. They do have some skill in Northampton
     
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  8. Stirling

    Stirling Senior member

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    You know it.
     
  9. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  10. Crat

    Crat Senior member

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    Hm, not really to be honest.
    I just kinda put a spit-shine over the damage.
     
  11. NickCarraway

    NickCarraway Senior member

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    Does one generally get better pricing ordering from C&J in New York (no sales tax if shipped to another state) or from the UK factory (do they deduct VAT, and what is the shipping cost)?

    Thanks!
     
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  12. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm just amazed that it worked so well. I might have to spit shine some black cap toes that have similar abrasions. So you did pretty much what you would do on a non-damaged shoe (e.g. no extra wax was needed?).
     
  13. Crat

    Crat Senior member

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    Yeah, normal spit shine. More wax was needed to fill up the 'ridges'.
     
  14. BootSpell

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    I have ordered from one of the stores on Jermyn St in London directly. On both those occasions, they deducted the VAT and shipped via Parcel Force (UK mail) which was transferred to the USPS and I paid no customs fees. The shipping was about £30 each time. I have never ordered from or priced at the New York store but compared to Barneys prices, you save money by going direct to C&J.
     
  15. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    :slayer::slayer::slayer::slayer::slayer::slayer::slayer::slayer::slayer::slayer::slayer::slayer: i love this very much. makes me want to go back to school in a ride friendly town
     
  16. MiamiLex

    MiamiLex Well-Known Member

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    From recent experience, I ordered a pair of Skye II's from Jermyn street. Including shipping and a pair of shoe trees it came out to be $100 less than what the NY store quoted me for the boots alone.

    I plan to go this route on future orders based off this experience. I also received better customer service from the Jermyn street shop than the NY shop (though I only communicated via email).
     
  17. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Cheers, I'm going to give it a try.
     
  18. movoblast

    movoblast Senior member

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    Let's say you get hit by customs, would you at least break even with the price at the New York store?
     
  19. BootSpell

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    We'll need to get someone else to answer as I've never been dinged by customs so not sure what the charge or percentage is. My guess is it's going to be pretty close.
     
  20. zippyh

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    Charges should be about 8.5% plus $12 to $30 or so fees depending on courier.
    That's assuming the sender fills out the customs form correctly and the courier's agent enters in the right tariff code.
     

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